Page 72 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 25

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so her exalted message must be more than an epitaph for our
people. I t must well up into a universal incantation which will
echo from the tremulous lips of a world yearning for peace and
amity. Her lyrical cascades will flow into darkened crannies of
our dismal planet, and will generate currents of compassion
which will cleanse many hearts of the fury of their beasthood.
Human brutality will capitulate to human pity; and a new
heaven, sown with stars of clemency, will arch over the crematoria
sites where the chimneys had belched their black tongues of
death-smoke across the horizon.